There are many different combinations and projects possible, but here are some guidelines for choosing your supplies. First, determine the words you are going to stamp, how many characters you’ll have and how large you’d like your finished piece to be. If you have wide letters, like ‘m’ or ‘w’, those will take up more space than narrow letters, like ‘l’ or ‘i’. The size listed for the stamps are from top to bottom, not the width of the letter itself. When you’ve determined the size of your stamping blank, decide how you’ll lay your words out. Are there multiple rows? Will you stamp along the edge? Count a space between words as one character. As a general rule of thumb, take the width of your stamping blank and divide that by the number of characters in the longest word, or set of words, that will be stamped. Select the metal stamps that are the closest size to that number.
Example: I want to stamp the word ‘INSPIRE’ onto a 17mm round stamping blank.
INSPIRE = 7 characters
17mm/7 = 2.4mm
I will choose the 2.4mm letter stamp set.
See our Inspiration Gallery
for project ideas and to see what stamps we’ve used with which stamping blanks.